VOLUME XIV, No. 7
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* "Birds respond most readily to man'shospitality *
* during the season when the natural food supply is *
* at its lowest ebb. Winter feeding, which in emer-- *
* gencies may be the means of saving many bird lives, *-
"* has become very popular and has resulted in a better *
* understanding of birds by mankind." *
* Attracting Birds, W. L. McAtee, Conser- #
_. ,.vation Bulletin No. 1 US Fish and Wildlife #
* Service, page 6. #
HJBLISHED BY THE ORNITHOLOGY GROUP, OUTDOOR NATURE CLUB, HOUSTON, TEXAS
December 14 (Tuesday)
December 26 (Sunday)
OG field Trip to the Lake Houston, Sheldon Reservoir area led by Mr. ft Mrs.
Paul Caillet. Meet at the parking lot of the public beach at Deussen Park,
Lake Houston at 7s45 AM.
ONC meeting at Garden Center, 1500 Hermann Drive, 8 PM. The topic of the
evening, "Ultima Thule," will be presented by Ronald Blair.
Christmas Bird Count, feejgort. All hearty, dedicated bird watchers'should
look forward to this day of hard work as well as birding enjoyment. We plan
to meet after the count as the Colonial Inn Restaurant in Rosharon. Everyone
interested in participating in this count should call Jerry Strickling (PA 3-
December ?? Galveston Christmas Bird Count. Watch for date and information later.
January 2 (Sunday) Houston Christmas Bird Count led by Br. David Marrack. Betails coming later in
POSSIBLE SUTTON'S WARBLER by Charlotte Johnson
September 27, 1965, in the afternoon, Janet Kepner and I obsferved a bird in Fondren Woods, which
at the least was a possible hybrid between the Yellow-throated and Parula Warblers, and at the most
was a possible Sutton's Warbler.
The back of this bird had a large greenish patch, such as the Parula, The rest of the back and
top of the head were bluish-gray like the Parula, There was a large white stripe over the eye on the
superciliary line, and a small white eye-ring under the eye like'the Yellow-throated. The throat and
upper breast were yellow, forming a bib like the Yellow-throated', There was a dark'eye-line and from
theeye-line dowa the side of the neck was a large dark area bordering the yellow bib. This dark neck ..
ar-a was similar to that of the Yellow-throated, and appeared ta me to probably be black. Behind this
blackish neck area there was no white area on the neck, such as the Yellow-throated has. There were
two white wing-bars and some small dark markings on the flanks whieh I observed only from underneath
the bird. The belly area was white. W^ ,■-
September 28, Margaret Anderson and I looked for this bir'd:Ssithout success. On October 2, Margaret Anderson and her daughter found either this bird or a similar one in Fondren Woods.
NOT TO BE MISSED—DECEMBER OG MEETING!!! ' '. <
Want to know how refuges work for YOU? Then come to the December meeting! Linda Snyder, who, perhaps, is more familiar with the Anahuac Refuge than most birders in the Upper Gulf Coast Area, will be
speaking on "The Federal Refuge- Conservation in Action." We hope to be seeing YOU at the Downtown
Recreation Center at 7:30 PM on Thursday, December 2.
WESTERN GREBE IN EAST TEXAS by Noel Pettingell fc&Jt;
Oa Sunday, October 31 Dennis Shepler discovered a Western Grebe oa a small lake 4.4 miles northwest
of Areola along Route 6 (NE Fort Bend Co.) - barely 5 miles SW of, the Houston City Limits. Fortunately
he had read the "Bird Call Revival" item on the front page of the October Spoonbill and luckily he was